Friday, December 10, 2010

Wheelchair Rushing to The Mailbox

We got a letter from Boot Camp!  Ok, it was a form letter from my son but at least we have an address!

I wrote back asap, had to get the letter in the mail same day.  I want him to have a letter to read on Sunday.

I rushed out to the van speeding with my power chair.  Let out the lift then loaded up to get inside the van.

I raise the ramp into the van and help the door shut (it needs help).  I now climb into the drivers seat to drive with hand-controls to the mailbox (a long driveway).....

Whew, the mail had not come yet!

As I drive back to the house here goes the routine again.   I then climb back into my chair, holding on with a death grip constantly (I do not want to fall).......

Again I let the lift out to unload.  Then I raise it back up and shut the door of van. 

Now time to drive back into the warm house to do many other chores of life.

Just giving the boring details of a trip to the mailbox with a wheelchair.   I wanted to make sure my son has a letter (almost a Christmas story).

This is just a moment of the day and not for pity.  Just keepin it real, life with challenges.  

This is what any Mom would do for her son!  All would do this even if challenged!

21 comments:

Karen said...

You are a wonderful mom!
Cheers

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kim, Your son probably sees how well you do under all of the circumstances... That I'm sure will help him with his challenges..

Glad you could get a letter in the mail for him...

What a fantastic mother he has!!!! (And you have a fantastic son!)
Hugs,
Betsy

Terry said...

Whew!!! You had me tired just reading that post.

Your son is going to be so excited when he gets the letter...

Ginny said...

I think everyone who has read this will think about you now when they go to the mailbox. They will all say a little prayer of thanks. I'm sure that you can tell us many, many more little things to be thankful for that we all take for granted. I am SO glad that you got a letter from your son, and got yours mailed in time. Take care, my friend.

Ginny said...

Hey Kim, This is Ginny. You are likely to get a comment that says it is from Beverly. Or maybe it will be anonomyous,I'm not sure. But it is really from me. My friend Beverly wanted me to help her out with something on her blog, and since I had been signed into her blog instead of mine, my comment came up with her name on it. I got a pop-up box asking if I wanted to change it, so I don't know what it will be signed as, as it went directly to you and I can't see it or delete it now. So sorry. Anyway, mine was the comment about everyone thinking of you when they go to the mailbox.

Faith Imagined said...

You make me smile! You are such a dedicated mom!

Jane said...

I'm tired just thinking of all you go through just to get to the mailbox. Next time I complain about walking downstairs to mine, I will shut up. For real! You're a great mom,

Jane

The Unknowngnome said...

Your son is so strong because of you. Your strength is pure love and devotion.

slommler said...

I got tired out just following you on this trip to the mailbox!! Whew!!
Yes! You did keep it real!
Your son is going to be so thrilled when he gets your letter!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Flying high in the sky.... said...

you are such an amazing mother!

Aries said...

Oh, new year, new template. Most parents especially the mums would scarify almost anything to see their children happy. Glad you got a letter from him before Christmas.

Mariel said...

what a sweet mama!! I am sure you bless your son greatly, too!

Farm Girl said...

Thank you for coming by for a visit. I really like all of your posts. Your posts really are so sweet and kind. I like the title of your blog too.

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Kim, I have this to say- YOU'RE AWESOME! And fun!!! I love the excitement in the post like a little girl running out to catch up with Santa. :) :) You're cute!

p.s. big weekend hug!! :)

p.p.s. Son is going to be ecstatic!!!!

Positive Thinker said...

Heyyyy Mommy darling ....

You are just wonderful !!

Keep smiling always!!

Cheers.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm glad he'll get his letter :) And thanks for sharing a snippet of your life, I sometimes wonder if I should write more about living with impaired vision, I know there are some things that just don't occur to people who haven't experienced it or don't have VI friends.

sprinkles said...

I'm glad you heard from you son. And how sweet of you to write him back right away! I'm sure he'll appreciate that little taste of home.

Sarah said...

GO MOM!

Wanna make a big splash for Christmas? Then you're invited to a water buffalo party for India. No formal wear required, just stop by and visit

http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2010/12/all-i-want-for.html

Be blessed bunches,
Sarah

sarah said...

you're a great mom and an inspiration

Brenda Susan said...

Bravo! You are inspiring and always so encouraging to me on my blog. Thank you!

Mrs4444 said...

I like the way you tell this, keeping it real without being martyrish :) I'm impressed! Hope your son got his letter :)

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